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ALL SUNDAY CLASSES RUN FROM 9:10 am-10:10 am A STAFFED NURSERY ROOM LOCATED OFF OF THE NARTHEX IS AVAILABLE DURING BIBLE HOUR

FAITHFIT SERIES

(FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN AS THEY ADVANCE THROUGH ELEMENTERTY SCHOOL)

Children grow so fast that sometimes it's hard as a parent to keep up! What are they learning in school at this age? What spiritual and social challenges are they facing? How can my brothers and sisters in Jesus be a help to me during these years, and how can I help them? Faithfit is a series of classes designed to help parents partner with Faith Lutheran Church and School to help their children grow and thrive spiritually, socially, and physically as they navigate through the stages of childhood. Faithfit classes are led by a combination of pastors, principal, teachers, and outside presenters. Faith school parents are required to take all three classes at least once as their children advance through the grades levels. Please contact Pastor Weigand mweigand@faithlutheranfdl.org or Principal Herkstroeter sherkstroeter@faithlutheranfdl.org with any questions.

 

-FAITHFIT 101 - Meets in the Sunrise Room (PARENTS WHO ARE NEW TO OUR SCHOOL or WHO HAVE A CHILD IN KINDERGARTEN)

This class is an introduction and orientation for parents of all students new to Faith Lutheran School and parents of kindergarteners. Topics include parent/teacher relationships, what it means to be part of a congregation, worship, financial planning, nurture in the home, and more. This class is required for all parents of new students and kindergarten parents, but any adult is welcome to attend.

 

-FAITHFIT 201 - Meets in the Christian Education Room (PARENTS WITH A CHILD ENTERING 5th GRADE)

 201 prepares parents for the "tween" years. Topics include identity, social media, sexuality, teaching tweens money management, looking ahead to high school, and spiritual nurture in the home. 201 is required for parents of 5th graders, but open to any adult who would like to attend.

 

-FAITHFIT 301 - Meets in the Pull-Out Classroom (PARENTS WITH A CHILD ENTERING 8th GRADE)

 This class prepares parents for the high school years. Topics include identity, social media, mental health, spiritual nurture in the home, getting ready for high school, and more. The class is required for parents of 8th graders, but open to any adult who would like to attend.

 ADVANCE

(SUNDAY GENERAL BIBLE STUDY) Meets in the Commons

If you stop exercising, you won't stay at the level of fitness you currently enjoy, you will grow less fit and less healthy. That's true when it comes to our faith as well. If we aren't feeding it, if we aren't "exercising," we will be spiritually less healthy. "Advance," the Sunday large group Bible study is a great way to keep feeding and strengthening your faith. This group meets to delve into and discuss books of the Bible and to study practical topics in a Bible-based setting. During each of four 8-week blocks, it is our goal not only to increase Bible knowledge, but to to equip and encourage each other to apply that knowledge in real life settings. Individuals and families are all welcome and encouraged to come.

This year, Mr. Larry Klukas will start us off with a topical study entitled, "Angles and Demons," Pastor Weigand will take the next 8 weeks and lead the group through "Living with Purpose," a study of the book of Ephesians. Pastor Parsons will take over after Christmas for an 8-week study of the Book on the book of Daniel entitled "Living in Babylon." Pastor Haugly will close out the year with a study of the Nicene Creed - a look at the challenges to Christian teaching the have faced the church in the past and present.

Please get in touch with Pastor Weigand mweigand@faithlutheranfdl.org with any questions.

 

 EQUIP

(WALKING THROUGH KEY BIBLE STORIES WITH AN EYE TOWARDS SHARING THEM WITH OUR CHILDREN) Meets in the 6th Grade Classroom

How wonderful it is to be a Christian parent in these times when we have so many spiritual resources! In Fond du Lac alone there are multiple Lutheran schools from which to choose. If one were to search for children’s Bible resources on Amazon, thousands of selections are available. Yet even with all those options, raising a Christian child is becoming increasingly challenging. Our culture, busy schedules, lack of experience, and the overwhelming fear of “doing it wrong” all make Christian discipleship an intimidating endeavor for many parents.

As Faith Lutheran Church and School seeks to partner with parents to prepare students for life and eternity our new Bible class, Equip, will seek to enable and encourage parents to engage in God’s Word in meaningful ways with their families.

Beginning this September, during the Sunday Bible hour, parents will join together to read, study, and explore God’s Word. The portions of the Bible that we will study will be the same ones that will be studied the following week in the classrooms at Faith Lutheran School. Our prayer is that parents will become better equipped to apply God’s Word to the lives of their families and to engage in conversations about scripture and the Christian faith in a natural way. The format for studying God’s Word that will be modeled in this class, can also serve as simple guide for parents to study God’s Word in the home.

Each week, parents will receive encouragement and support as they embrace their role as the primary spiritual leaders of their children. The class facilitators will guide the participants in exploring questions and creating conversations that will search for specific Law and Gospel applications. Parents of public school children, homeschooled children, and Faith Lutheran School children are all invited and encouraged to attend.

Please connect with Tim Zunker. tzunker@faithlutheranfdl.org with any questions.

LIVE IT!

(FOR CHILDREN in GRADES K-8, WE ALSO WELCOME AND ENCOURAGE THOSE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND UP WITH US TO HELP AND MENTOR)

Meets in the Art Room

As a child listening to my pastor preach sermons about how we should share God with others, I remember asking my parents, “Who am I supposed to share it with?” I was already surrounded by Christians in my private school and it seemed like my only option for carrying out the great commission was to grow up and move to Africa.

As an adult, it seems so silly that I didn’t think I could share God and his Word when I was a child. And now, as a parent, I ask the question, how can I teach and enable my children to share God right now?

Much of our educational focus is geared toward what our children will become and how they will serve in the future. Our church and school does a fantastic job of equipping youth with Biblical truths and Bible history. Now, let’s give our children more opportunity to put the faith the Holy Spirit has created in their hearts into action.

This fall, during the Sunday Bible hour, Faith Lutheran Church will begin a new program called Live It. Live It will seek to give children and their families the opportunity to share God through acts of love and service with our own church community, with our town, and with our world. This eclectic program will include a variety of in-reach and outreach opportunities. We will learn how to invite a friend to church and do some door-to-door canvassing. Some activities will work toward preparing for the church’s Christmas events and some activities will involve creating gifts for shut-ins and others.If you would like more details or to be involved in the planning and creating of this program. Please get in touch with Molly Parsons. mollyparsons@faithlutheranfdl.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR LIVE IT